Folsom issues to be discussed
“Folsom Issues and Insight: Sustaining a Safe and Resilient Folsom” is the topic of a discussion that will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway. Hosted by the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, the event takes place in Buckeye Hall, Large Lecture Hall, Room FL3-173. Go to www.folsomchamber.com (click on Events Calendar) for more information.
Warm all week
Another warm day is forecast in Sacramento with the temperature expected to reach 70 degrees. A high pressure ridge will prevent any rain from dampening the north state this week. Spring-like weather is expected to dominate.
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Work continues on I-5, I-80
The state Department of Transportation alerts motorists to these work projects this week:
▪ On Interstate 5 at I Street, southbound motorists can expect a full ramp closure from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. A contractor is scheduled for bridge work.
▪ On Interstate 5 from Richards Boulevard to P Street, southbound motorists can expect alternating lane restrictions from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. A contractor is scheduled for highway construction.
The work is part of the $13.5 million project by Caltrans and the city of Sacramento known as the I-5 Riverfront Reconnection Project that will provide improved connections to the riverfront, Old Sacramento, Crocker Art Museum and Capitol Mall.
▪ On Interstate 80 at Norwood Avenue, westbound motorists can expect the off-ramp to be closed from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. A contractor is scheduled for paving work – part of the $133.3 million “Across the Top” project to construct about 10 miles of bus/carpool lanes in both directions, repave the highway from West El Camino Avenue to west of Watt Avenue, and build about one mile of new auxiliary lanes from West El Camino Avenue to the 80 and 5 interchange. The project is more than 75 percent complete and expected to be completed by late this year.
Aliso Canyon natural gas injection moratorium
The natural-gas-spewing Aliso Canyon well in Los Angeles has finally been plugged, but the political fallout continues. An urgency bill that would slap a moratorium on injecting gas into the storage facility is up in its first Assembly committee today. Senate Bill 380 has vaulted through so far, passing the Senate on a 40-0 vote in January. It goes before the Assembly Utilities & Commerce Committee at 3 p.m. in room 437 of the Capitol.
Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from transportation
With climate change leading the agenda for Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders, the California Air Resources Board has garnered plenty of attention lately, most recently as a former lawmaker snagged a legislative appointment. A joint hearing of the two houses’ transportation committees will question ARB officials on how the regulator is working to reduce emissions via the transportation sector. Starting at 1:30 p.m. in room 4202 of the Capitol.